Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Quilty Daydreams

I will post more about my parents' visit and sightseeing around New Mexico tomorrow.  I just *had* to post this quilt top I finished today because the fabric just makes me happy happy happy.  I think it's all the purple.

As you know, I am a BIG fan of Kate Spain's fabric lines (if you click on the little label link at the end of this blog post, you can see all my posts about her fabrics).  I whipped up this version of Fat Quarter Shop's free pattern Charm Pack Cherry. I just love this pattern--it is fun and quick and makes great use of fabrics.  You can see my first one here.

For this version, I used 2 charm packs of Kate Spain's Daydreams line and Moda Bella Solid in Periwinkle.  This is going to be a bright and cheery summer quilt for my living room chair.  I need to get some binding & backing fabric and Aurifil thread to match the purple soon to get it finished.

Here's a couple of thrown-over-the-coyote-fence shots.


Yes, that is the real blue of the sky today. No need for Instagram filters in New Mexico :)





The invisible plants are growing nicely in my clay pots aren't they?



















And here's some shots with Mr. SBQ
as quilt holder.





















I finished up a couple of other projects that I'll show in another post.  My quilting assistants were a big help as always.  Do you think Edgar Poe, my quilting assistant, is dreaming of new quilts to sleep on? 







5 comments:

sunny said...

Pretty quilt. I miss the blue skies from out west. You're doing a great job of keeping the weeds out of your flower pots. Edgar Poe looks just like my Zippy. Right down to the closed eyes - LOL!

sillyewe said...

I am loving the NM pictures. I am from NM originally and I still miss it though we moved eons ago. You can take the girl out of the desert, but you can never take the desert out of the girl.

a good yarn said...

I like the way you have used a coloured solid. It's a great looking quilt. Seems your quilt helper is exhausted from all that supervision.

Brenda DeBord said...

Love your quilt. Can't believe how blue the skies are.

Sarah said...

Adore the periwinkle background colour. It's the colour I had my bridesmaids dresses made in back in 2001! The sky is as beautiful as out Australian blue skies. Do coyotes come down into the town? That would freak me out!